When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Marian McPartland plays the music of Billy Strayhorn

 Such a beautifully understated record. Marian McPartland is a musician that I have learned to respect and enjoy but rarely seek out. This lp falls into a category of records that far too often fall by the wayside. I would take one of these records over a hundred common rock and roll records I grew up with.

 I've slowly come to believe that "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing" Is one of these most enchanting tunes ever committed to vinyl.

Marian McPartland plays the music of Billy Staryhorn
1. Intimacy Of The Blues
2. Isfahan
3. Lotus Blossom 
4. Raincheck
5. Lush Life
6. U.M.M.G.
7. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
8. Take The "A" Train
8. Daydream
9. After All

Marian McPartland - piano
Jerry Dodgion - alto sax
Steve La Spina - bass
Joey Baron - drums

1987 Concord Jazz lp CJ-326


LPR said...

I feel similar about Mrs McPartland. Enjoy here when i hear her, but never look for her albums.

Yet the albums i've heard are so beautiful, i will seek her out more often. Especially the solo and duo sides for her own Halcyon label that i've heard are plainly gorgeous.

Many thanks for this!

brianbrora said...

What a very nice record!. They're all in superb form, especially Jerry Dodgion. ''Lush Life'' seems to be cut off short.

Newlyner said...

Lovely recording and Jerry Dodgion, outstanding.

aroonie said...

Thank you very much. A fine transfer.